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Vietnam with Samanta Katz

Mar 31, 2024 - Apr 6, 2024

Photography Photography

$1,995 USD

25% due at booking

Vietnam with Samanta Katz

Mar 31, 2024 - Apr 6, 2024

$1,995  USD

25% due at booking

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Vietnam through the lens of your camera. On this trip we will not only enjoy the most beautiful scenery and cultural experiences Vietnam has to offer, we will deep dive into what it’s like to be a creator on the go. Become a travel photographer for this experience and lear to capture the essence of a place, the beauty of the locations, and learn to work with clients, and hotels on the go!

7 days, 6 nights

6-10 people

3 & 4 star hotels, 1 night cruise

Breakfast x6, lunch x2, dinner x2

March 31st, 2024

April 6th, 2024

Inclusions

Accommodation

Transportation

One internal flight

Most meals, as detailed

Overnight cruise - Ha Long Bay

English speaking local tour guide

Chau Long Market tour

On board cooking class - Ha Long Bay

Night fishing - Ha Long Bay

Explore the local villages

Hoi An walking tour

Workshop 1. Travel photography: What makes a good photograph? What are the best settings to capture things on the go, and what is the best equipment to travel with as a photographer?

Workshop 2. Reels and stories on the go

Workshop 3. Collaborating with hotels: Hotel collaboration isn’t just for influencers

Workshop 4. Getting paid for your photography: introduction to photography as a business

Thanh Ha Pottery village

Fishing village tour

Thu Bon River boat trip

Tra Que Village visit

Exclusions

International flights

Alcohol

Travel insurance (required)

Some meals

Your host

Samanta Katz

Samanta is a professional photographer and business educator. With a Bachelor of Arts in film, and a diploma in Professional Photography, Samanta has been working professionally for over 12 years. Born in Argentina, raised in Canada, and living in Bali, she has an extensive client portfolio of more than 200 commercial and independent fashion, travel and personal brands, and her work has been created and shared all around the world.

Itinerary

Day 1. Xin Chao! Welcome to Vietnam.

Xin chao! Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam.

After checking into your hotel, enjoy a walking tour around Old Quarter to capture the best photos of the daily life. Enjoy the welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Workshop 1 – Travel Photography

Meals Included: Dinner

Accommodation: Hoa Binh Hotel – Superior – or similar

Day 2. Explore Hanoi and enjoy a beautiful sunset

After breakfast, head out for a guided tour of Chau Long Market. Despite the growth of supermarkets, most Vietnamese still do the bulk of their shopping at wet markets, either at covered places like Chau Long, or less permanent streetside set-ups.

Located within blocks of architectural planning, we’ll also visit Phan Dinh Phung Street. one of Hanoi’s most beautiful streets, its bold style clearly influenced by Western architecture.

You’ll have some free time to continue exploring or resting before we head out for an amazing sunset on Long Bien bridge. Long Bien was the first structure built across the river, which has witnessed over 100-years of Vietnamese history, a must visit location for those seeking history, culture and beautiful sunsets.

Finish the night one of the local restaurants and enjoy the incredible local cuisine.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activities

  • Chau Long market
  • Phan Dinh Phung street
  • Long Bien bridge

Accommodation: Hoa Binh Hotel – Superior – or similar

Day 3. Travel to Ha Long Bay for an overnight cruise

This morning we travel from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay.

Upon arrival, we will board our cruise and have our first opportunity to admire the spectacular scenery of Ha Long Bay. After lunch the group will have time to explore the local villages and see how the local people live.

After this there will be a cooking class on board your boat, teaching the group how the Vietnamese spring roll is made.

We will then have dinner on board, and then enjoy some night activities such as squid fishing, drinking, listening to music or just simply enjoying the night sky of Ha Long Bay.

Workshop 2 – Reels & Stories

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Included Activities

  • Halong Bay overnight cruise & activities.

Accommodation

Oriental Sails – Deluxe – https://www.orientalsails.com/cruises/oriental-sails/sails-cruise-tour-2-days-1-night/ – or similar

Day 4. Transfer to Hoi An and check into the feature hotel of the trip

In the morning, enjoy a light breakfast and some time to relax before heading out to explore Ha Long Bay including a visit to a stunning cave.

You’ll then have some more free time on board to soak up the scenery before your transfer back to Hanoi airport to take a domestic flight to Da Nang.

Upon landing in Da Nang you will be transferred to the ancient town of Hoi An and check into the feature hotel of the trip.

Head out and choose from the multitude of beautiful local restaurants.

Workshop 3 – Collaborating

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch

Included Activities

  • Halong Bay cruise activities

Accommodation: Bel Marina – Premier Deluxe Town View – https://belmarinahoian.com/ or similar

Day 5. Exploring the ancient city of Hoi An

The best way to enjoy Hoi An is to get up early and immerse yourself in its peaceful atmosphere. The ancient city looks tranquil, with few people walking along narrow streets, seeing old houses and breathing in the fresh air.

As the national trading centre in the 16th century, Hoi An is home to the diversity of ancient streets and homes. As you explore you’ll see the ancient houses built in Chinese, Japanese and European architectural styles.

This afternoon, we will visit Tra Que village, an exciting experience to discover and feel the real life of farmers in Central Vietnam.

Back to the hotel and the balance of the day is at your leisure. Once again head out to enjoy the night life and find a beautiful local restaurant.

Workshop 4 – Getting Paid

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activities

  • Hoi An walking tour in the very early morning
  • Tra Que village

Accommodation

Bel Marina – Premier Deluxe Town View – https://belmarinahoian.com/ or similar

Day 6. Visit a local fishing village and the home of a local couple

Take an early morning boat trip from Thu Bon to see locals making the beautifully colourful fishing nets. We’ll then visit the local fish market on beach and continue exploring Hoi An.

This afternoon, head out to the Thanh Ha Pottery Village – dating back to the 16th century, this is one of the oldest pottery villages in Vietnam. Stop by the home of an artisan couple, now both in their 90s, they were once the only artisans in the village and have passed down traditional techniques and practices. Continue your explorations of the village, meet descendants of the artisan couple and find out how traditional pieces are made.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activities

  • Thu Bon river boat trip
  • Fishing village
  • Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Accommodation

Bel Marina – Premier Deluxe Town View – https://belmarinahoian.com/ or similar

Day 7. Fond farewell

Enjoy one final breakfast and maybe a morning stroll with your new friends before checking out of your hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Photos

Important Notes

If you cancel a Pending trip, your deposit will be fully refundable.

If you cancel your booking for a confirmed trip, some fees may apply.

Cancellation of a confirmed trip 61+ days before the commencement of your trip, your deposit will be transferrable to another trip. If you cancel a confirmed trip 60 days or less before its commencement then payments will not be refundable.

View our Terms & Conditions for more about our Cancellation policy.

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